The DMACC Conference Center filled with Jasper County and Newton citizens looking for work at the Job and Career Fair on Thursday.
The fair was sponsored by Newton Development Corporation, Jasper County Development Corporation, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and DMACC.
“Before the fair started, we had more than 60 people waiting to get through the door,” Newton Development Corporation Executive Director Frank Liebl said.
The fair featured more than 60 employers, colleges and staffing agencies from across the state.
“The employers today have hundreds of positions ready to fill, so hopefully we can get those positions filled with members of the Jasper County and Newton community,” Liebl said.
In the first hour, hundreds of people came through to talk with the different companies and colleges.
“The response of the fair was outstanding in just the first hour and it looks only to get better for the rest of the fair,” Liebl said.
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